Thyme is a very popular herb for centuries, and it was commonly used to treat various issues, from the flu to even epileptic seizures.
In the medieval period, people combined thyme and lavender in equal parts and sprinkled them on church floors to eliminate unwanted odors. Furthermore, thyme was used to heal wounds and also prevent infections, and was also applied crushed on the wounded or infected regions.
Its essential oils are rich in antiviral, antiseptic, anti-rheumatic, anti-parasitic as well as anti-fungal properties.
Regular usage will reduce the viral load from your body, thus it’s excellent in cases of lupus, chronic fatigue, tinnitus, multiple sclerosis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and vertigo. In order to treat these issues you just have to consume thyme tea in the morning.
Thyme is rich in minerals and vitamins, including iron, calcium and potassium, all of which are very beneficial for proper formation of red blood cells, regulation of blood pressure and antioxidant distribution in your body. Also, it is very rich in B-group vitamins, folic acid and vitamins C and A.
Also, it contains numerous volatile oils and bioflavonoids, like thymol, essential oil with powerful antioxidant properties.
Moreover, it has strong cancer preventive properties, because it’s rich in terpenoids like ursolic and rosmarinic acids. Studies have discovered that regular thyme intake increases the amount of docosahexaenoic acid in your brain, kidney and the cell membranes in your heart.
The essential oils contained in thyme have powerful bronchial and expectorant antispasmodic properties so they are excellent for preventing and treating:
• Throat infections
• Chronic and acute bronchitis
• Sore throat
• Mouth inflammations